Like the City of Angels itself, the LA River isn't always what it appears to be.
The sounds of nature intermingling with the noise of the Freeway or the scream of a jet engine, is what makes the LA River such a vivid soundscape.
For these new national monuments to be more than just lines on a map, adjacent towns, and their diverse communities, must be involved in the planning process.
I received a reminder of urban biodiversity and its importance yesterday while visiting one of my favorite places in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.
I never thought I would say this, but I need to get a native plant guide for New York City. The expanding parks of the Big Apple are becoming a refuge for native flora.